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Anolis cusuco (MCCRANIE, KÖHLER & WILSON, 2000)

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Higher TaxaDactyloidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymNorops cusuco MCCRANIE, KÖHLER & WILSON 2000
Norops cusuco — NICHOLSON 2002
Anolis cusuco — TOWNSEND & WILSON 2009
Norops cusuco — NICHOLSON et al. 2012
Norops cusuco — MCCRANIE & KÖHLER 2015: 65
Norops cusuco — NICHOLSON et al. 2018 
DistributionNW Honduras

Type locality: Parque Nacional El Cusuco Centro de Visitanes (15° 29.92’ N, 88° 12.88’ W), 1550 m, Departamento de Cortés, Honduras.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 78842 
CommentSpecies group: Norops auratus Species Group (fide Nicholson et al. 2012) 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Clause, J. K., and T. W. Brown. 2017. Additional information on the natural history of Anolis cusuco (Squamata: Dactyloidae). Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 215–218 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • LONSDALE, G. & BROWN, T. 2019. Der Anolis Norops cusuco als Beute einer Gottesanbeterin. Sauria 41 (3): 47-48 - get paper here
  • Mccranie, J.R., KÖHLER, G. & WILSON, L.D. 2000. Two new species of anoles from northwestern Honduras related to Norops laeviventris (Squamata: Polychrotidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 80 (1/2): 213-223
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • Nicholson, K.E. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and a test of the current infrageneric classification of Norops (beta Anolis). Herpetological Monographs 16: 93-120 - get paper here
  • NICHOLSON, KIRSTEN E.; BRIAN I. CROTHER, CRAIG GUYER & JAY M. SAVAGE 2018. Translating a clade based classification into one that is valid under the international code of zoological nomenclature: the case of the lizards of the family Dactyloidae (Order Squamata). Zootaxa 4461 (4): 573–586 - get paper here
  • Poe, S. 2013. 1986 Redux: New genera of anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) are unwarranted. Zootaxa 3626 (2): 295–299 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2001. Neuerungen in der Systematik der mittelamerikanischen Saumfinger der Gattung Norops seit 1996. Iguana Rundschreiben 14 (2): 19-28
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
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